Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy could make Dodgers' playoff roster as relievers, or starters

Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy could make Dodgers' playoff roster as relievers, or starters

On Thursday, Brett Anderson made his first relief appearance in three years. On Friday, Brandon McCarthy made his first relief appearance in nine years.

Are the Dodgers seriously considering these oft-injured pitchers as relievers on their playoff roster?

Manager Dave Roberts insists the answer is yes — and not only as relievers, he said, “but also as a potential fourth starter.”

Clayton Kershaw has started Game 4 of the National League division series on short rest in each of the last three years, and he likely will do so again this year. His arm is 90 innings fresher...

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